Schiphol Airport - Citizen M
Disclaimer: LaMa Aviation does not get sponsored by the hotels. We pay the regular fares and we solely provide a review for planespotters and aviation enthusiasts who like to watch planes from their beds.
This fun hotel is located directly adjacent to the Schiphol Airport terminal 3. This means that there is no shuttle required, as the hotel is on short walking distance from the main terminal. When booking, ask for a top floor second/new generation room (those have retractable blinds) facing the airport. Usually your wish will be granted. This hotel is almost completely digital, which results in a self-service check-in and an iPad room controller. This iPad controls your lighting, your mood lights, blinds and much more. The beds are huge and the shower is really amazing. But, the most important thing is the view.
The hotel faces the H-pier, which is the low-cost terminal at Schiphol. On the right you will see the G-pier, which is mostly used for intercontinental flights and widebody aircraft. Taxiway A and B are visible straight ahead as well as the threshold of runway 09 (Buitenveldertbaan). When the skies are clear you can see as far as the taxiway Y and runway 18R/36L (Polderbaan). The windows are properly clean and there are plenty of power sockets available.
When you want to see anything else, it is a short walk to the Schiphol Panorama Terrace or the bus terminal, where the busses can take you to lots of good spots around the airport. All in al this hotel is really good for spotting and we think is just a fun stay. Highly recommended!